Lost and found : improving ascertainment of refugee-background Australians in population datasets

Paxton, Georgia, Kay, Margaret, & Correa-Velez, Ignacio (2012) Lost and found : improving ascertainment of refugee-background Australians in population datasets. The Medical Journal of Australia, 197(10), pp. 552-553.

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Humanitarian entrants remain invisible in existing populations datasets, and this has significant implications for health care and health policy. We suggest adding 'year of arrival' to population datasets; enabling the combination of 'country of birth' and 'year of arrival' to be used as a proxy for refugee status.

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ID Code: 54746
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Refugees, Population datasets, Ascertainment
DOI: 10.5694/mja12.10878
ISSN: 1326-5377
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance) (111711)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Australasian Medical Publishing Company Pty. Ltd.
Deposited On: 12 Nov 2012 22:31
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2017 06:43

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